Thetford

A young camper runs to retrieve his sandals at the end of the day at Treasure Island in West Fairlee, Vt., on July 15, 2013. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into health and safety accommodations for a children’s summer camp could be a better use of the property. Laurel Mackin, who has served …

Interim Chief Stays On in Thetford

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday night to extend the town’s contract with its interim police chief through the end of the year and to buy a pair of new cruisers, replacing two of the cars that were lost in an intentionally set fire last month. Four members of the five-person board voted unanimously to keep Norwich Chief Doug Robinson on board for …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Williams an Ivy Honoree Again

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hanover — This is starting to get repetitious … in a good way. Thanks to a record-setting afternoon in terms of total yards accumulated, Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams was chosen as co-winner of the Ivy League’s player of the week award on Monday. Williams earned the honor, shared with Yale running …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

The Garden and the Crock

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

About now, many home gardeners are asking themselves, what was I thinking? The question pops to mind when kitchen counters are overflowing with tomatoes, squash and cucumbers, and the peppers, beets and carrots, not to mention kale, chard …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Video: Hall in the Family; East Thetford Barn Restored to Former Glory as Huntington’s Pavilion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

East Thetford — Stepping out on a recent Saturday evening, m ore than 100 people headed to Huntington’s Pavilion. As they crossed the threshold of the once-thriving dance hall, many were also stepping back in time. Freeman and …

U-32 Rumbles Past Oxbow Football

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High football team was beaten and beaten up Saturday, losing several starters to injury and illness during a 26-7 loss to visiting U-32 that dropped the Olympians to 0-2 this season. One …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Evelyn Maud (Smith) Jones

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sarasota, Fla. — Evelyn Maud (Smith) Jones, formerly a resident of Burlington, Vt. and Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Sarasota at the age of 98. Born on July 22, 1916, Evelyn grew up in Thetford, Vt. Evelyn graduated from Thetford Academy and went …

Thetford Preserves Annual Tradition

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Post Mills — Caleb and Aidan Salisbury awaited the start of Monday morning’s Labor Day parade in Post Mills on the stone steps of Peabody Library with their mother Toni Safford, of East Thetford. To pass the time …

A Life: Lillian T. DeVaux, 1921 — 2014: ‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough when she needed to be tough and frugal when she needed to be …

50th Anniversary: Jamieson — Cook

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thetford — Goldie and Gerry Jamieson celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 14, 2014, at their home in Silver Springs, Fla. The couple lived in Thetford until eight years ago. Gerry Jamieson grew up in Vermont and worked …